Louisville, KY (December 31, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Louisville area claimed one person’s life on Tuesday evening. On December 29, the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Interstate 265 South.
Reports provided by local news sources show that at around 6:20 p.m., a pickup truck was traveling southbound on the interstate when they struck a pedestrian who was removing debris from the roadway. The pickup truck was described as a large red pickup truck with front-end damage.
The pedestrian involved in the accident sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway with the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Traffic Unit.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kentucky
Nearly 80 people lose their lives in the state of Kentucky each year as a result of pedestrian accidents. Roughly 18% of victims are involved in accidents here in Jefferson County. Although government officials throughout our state are constantly enacting laws and regulations to protect people traveling on foot along our roads, we continue to see innocent victims lose their lives in completely preventable accidents.
Far too often, drivers engage in distracting activities like talking or texting, switching the channels on their radios, or eating while behind the wheel. As a result, they take their eyes off the road. Studies have found that over 80% of accidents are a result of a driver’s actions behind the wheel. Rather than trying to deal with the legal and personal challenges of these accidents, families can benefit greatly by retaining the assistance of a reputable and skilled wrongful death attorney in Kentucky. Working with a responsive and effective legal team after losing a loved one will ensure that your family is able to get the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Although no amount of money can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, it can help to alleviate the financial burdens families face related to funeral expenses, lost wages, and other losses after losing a loved one.
Kentucky pedestrian accident attorney Aaron Whaley is committed to helping clients who are impacted by fatal collisions protect their legal rights and best interests. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to advocating for families to ensure they get justice from those who cause them harm. It is important that families are able to obtain compensation to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, lost wages, and other damages they face after losing a loved one in a tragic collision. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable, given the unfortunate situation at hand. If your loved one lost their life in an accident due to the negligence of another motorist, contact our Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights.
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Disclaimer: As esteemed members of the local community, we at The Whaley Law Firm are always striving to improve safety for all Kentucky drivers who live and work in our beautiful state. We are, of course, always extremely saddened by these tragic accidents that happen on a daily basis but we do hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers that are lurking at every turn, other members of our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid these crashes. This is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Please do not misconstrue any of this information as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.